Daphna Shohamy

Kavli Institute for Brain Science
Columbia University

Daphna Shohamy, PhD. is a neuroscientist and a professor in the department of Psychology and the Zuckerman Mind, Brain, Behavior Institute at Columbia University. Dr. Shohamy received her B.A. from Tel-Aviv University in 1996 and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Rutgers University in 2003. She did a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University before joining Columbia University. Dr. Shohamy has received many honors and awards, including Young Investigator Awards from both the Society for Neuroeconomics and Cognitive Neuroscience Society, as well as a Spence Award from the Association for Psychological Science and a Memory Disorders Award from the McKnight Foundation. Her research aims to understand the neurobiological and cognitive mechanisms underlying learning, memory and decision making. Her research uses brain imaging in healthy humans combined with studies of patients with specific brain disorders to understand how the brain changes with learning, how memories are created and retrieved, and how learning and memory shape decisions and actions.